Lady Chatterley's Lava by David McMahon

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To take this shot of lava lamps on sale at the gift shop at Scienceworks Museum, I had to lean over like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

It was much more interesting – and MUCH more challenging to try and shoot them from side-on instead of a regulation front-on shot.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/45 sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.

Featured in LIGHT UP MY LIFE, February 2011.

Featured in CAPTION FUN, February 2011.



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  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

    Mary had a little lamp which would like this.

  • Betty, that has GOT to be the comment of the day!!

    – David McMahon

  • Lesliebc
    Lesliebcover 3 years ago

    OMG! Shades of the 70’s! Cool shot.

  • Thanks so much, Leslie. The reason I was almost over-balancing is that I wanted to use the dark interior of the shop as a foil for the glow of the lava!

    – David McMahon

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    So you were playing John Thomas, eh! lol

  • Dave – I was playing the role of devil’s advocate!

    – David McMahon

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

    I lava the pov and subject :)

  • Thanks, Judi – not the easiest angle to conjure up!

    – David McMahon

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    good one

  • Thanks, Bobby.

    – David McMahon

  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful colours David!! Congratulations! :D

  • Thank you for the honour, Caitlin. Much appreciated.

    – David McMahon

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    hahahahah…. one of your best word plays,, congrats!!

  • THANK YOU< Linda – I’m delighted you like the title.

    – David McMahon

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Well done!
    (Couldn’t help but grin when I saw this!)

  • So glad it put a smile on your face, Georgie – and thank you so much for the feature.

    – David McMahon

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 3 years ago

    Oh wow Brilliant Capture, very very well done :)

  • Thank you, Shannon, I literally had to contort myself like the Hunchback of Notre Dame to get this angle!

    – David McMahon

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